Graduation Dress: Part 2

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Over the weekend, I graduated with my PhD, a perfect excuse to make a new dress. I was lucky enough to have my best friend and fellow sewist Nicole graduate with me. Together we made “reverse bridesmaid dresses” for the occasion. I’ve talked a little bit about our planning in a separate post here. Today’s post is essentially two-in-one, because Nicole and I have both detailed our dress-making adventures for you. The same dress can work on two very different body types–after some trials and tribulations.

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Wedding Guest Dress: Butterick 6582

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Two of my good friends got married last weekend.  I knew for months that I wanted to make a dress to wear to the wedding, but I couldn’t decide what I wanted the dress to look like for a very long time. Being in March, I knew it would be cold, but I wanted a short dress that would be more versatile to wear again. I’m not the one getting married after all.

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